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FREE | Ecotopia Town Square Festival
Welcome to the Ecotopia Town Square Festival, a vibrant celebration of art, community, and sustainability. Proof that “art is for everyone,” the Festival brings together creators from all over Miami and all types of disciplines to inspire our community with a day filled with fun, collaboration and creativity.
The best part? All activities are absolutely FREE and open to the public with event registration.
📍DATE: Sunday, August 6, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
📍LOCATION: Vizcaya Village Farmers Market, 3250 S Miami Ave. Miami FL 33129
IMPORTANT: This FREE event takes place within the confines of Vizcaya Village and does not include free access to the Main House and gardens on the east side of the property.
ONLINE TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. TICKETS NOT SOLD AT THE DOOR.
GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS
Now, let’s dive into the treasure trove of amazing activities and stations that await you, promising to ignite your creativity and forge unforgettable connections with your friends and neighbors:
🧑🌾 Farmers Market – This event is hosted at the Vizcaya Village Farmers Market in partnership with Urban Oasis Project (@urban_oasis_project). Come check out the wide variety of local vendors selling delicious delicacies and hand-made treasures.
🧘 Sound Bowl Meditation – Unwind and find your Zen from 10 am to 11 am with the incredible Stranger Cat (@stranger_cat__). Get ready to be whisked away to a state of pure tranquility.
🌿 Plant Workshop – Green thumbs at the ready! Grab a complimentary plant to add some natural charm to your apartment or garden, thanks to Miami Seed Share (@miamiseedshare).
🛍️ Community Store – Who says shopping can’t be free? Explore the wonders of gently used clothing, accessories, books, art supplies, and children’s toys in our “free-for-all” store by Emily Peters of Recreate Miami (@recreate.miami). Yes, all items at the store are FREE!
🎨 Clothing Personalization – Bring life back to your old wardrobe with a splash of creativity! Join Emily Peters from Recreate Miami to jazz up your clothes using art supplies from the community store. It’s part sewing, part arts and crafts, and a whole lot of FUN!
🌱 Seed Bombs – Calling all little green thumbs! Bring the kids over to create seed bombs with clay and get their hands deliciously dirty. They’ll be thrilled to grow new plants at home, for sure!
🎶 Music by DJ Sol – Get your groove on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. as DJ Sol (@solandthetribu) keeps the beats flowing and the energy soaring!
🎨 Community-Made Art Display – Witness the magic of community artmaking! Vizcaya Village hosts numerous free workshops that have culminated in spectacular creations. Prepare to be amazed as you explore the farmers market and Vizcaya Village.
💧 Cool Off Station – Beat the Miami heat at our hydration station, stocked with refreshing and naturally flavored water. Bring your reusable water bottle and stay eco-friendly. Paper cups are on us!
✉️ Poetry Post Office – Let your inner poet shine! Craft heartfelt poems on stunning Vizcaya-themed postcards, guided by local wordsmith, Nico Hough. Then, send your literary masterpieces off to new destinations – postage included!
📸 Portrait Station – It’s time for your closeup! Strike your best pose as the talented photographer extraordinaire, Karli Evans (@allseeingmedia), captures your essence for the iconic Ecotopia Family Photo Album.
🍲 Community Cookbook – Explore and celebrate Miami’s melting pot of flavors. Check out the digital edition of the Ecotopia Community Cookbook, featuring recipes from our very own workshop participants. Submit your recipe here and become a part of culinary history!
🧺 Picnic Area – Delight your taste buds with scrumptious meals, snacks, and treats from our fantastic farmers market vendors. Get fueled up in the community picnic area adorned with tie-dye covers crafted by our talented community members.
🔮 Tarot Readings – Unlock the mysteries of your future with complimentary tarot readings by the enchanting Kayla Castellon (@feelwithkayla).
Don’t miss out on this unforgettable day of art, community, and sustainability at the Ecotopia Town Square Festival. Mark your calendars and register now on Eventbrite to secure your spot in this joyful celebration of creativity and togetherness! See you there! 🌟
Ecotopia + the ARtist
Introducing Ecotopia, an innovative fusion of art and environmentalism set to spark community interaction and inspiration. Spanning nine immersive events, Ecotopia invites you to explore the boundless world of creativity through workshops, open mics, a community cookbook, and swap shops.
The series culminates with the Town Square Festival, a vibrant celebration on August 6 that encapsulates our core message – art is for everyone, and together we can make a significant impact. Powered shared resources and shared fun, Ecotopia emphasizes the role of art and the environment in fortifying our communities.
Join us in shaping our collaborative Utopian Town Square and reflect on how to create a superior Miami, a superior world. Come, be part of Ecotopia, where every voice matters, every hand counts, and every heart can make a difference.
Learn more at Vizcaya.org/ecotopia.
Pangea Kali Virga crafts experiential dreamy fantastical worlds using fiber and community as her medium. Social responsibility is pivotal to her art, as she attempts to communicate urgent, difficult messages in beautiful and fun ways through narrative layered fiber art works, dramatic experiential art and performance, free and public sustainable art and skills workshops, and other collaborative projects with public and private community and arts institutions. Pangea has dedicated herself to helping transform the art and fashion industry to be a more sustainable and equitable one, creating art and wearables out of upcycled materials using zero waste practices, supporting her belief in the power of clothing as storyteller, cultural marker, and political catalyst. Outside of her core practice, Kali Virga is a sustainability advocate and lecturer, curator, educator and mentor to many emerging student artists of all ages.
Find Pangea’s recent works and upcoming events at www.pangeakalivirga.com and on Instagram @PangeaKaliVirga
Every person, regardless of age or member status, is required to have a ticket and will not be admitted without one. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are not sold at door.
Making a donation to Vizcaya Museum and Gardens does not grant entry to this program. Health and safety regulations remain in place. This program is rain or shine.
By entering Vizcaya’s premises, you consent to your likeness being captured in photos, videos or audio as well as the release, publication, exhibition and reproduction of these. For more details, see the Film and Photography Notice.
This program takes place in Vizcaya Village and access is restricted to this space. Program admission does not include access to the Main House and gardens on the east side of the property and only includes access to the Village during program hours.